HADP Development Manager:

Sharon joined the ADP as the Development Manager in 2015.  Her role involves establishing a wide communication plan to ensure effective dissemination of information to stakeholders as well as engaging with service users, carers, families, communities and locality forums.  The role includes identifying the learning and development needs of staff and the development and implementation of training programmes.  Sharon project manages initiatives on behalf of HADP i.e. awareness raising campaigns, service development projects, community consultations etc as well as the rolling out of the SMART mutual aid programme.  HADP is linked to a series of local area Drug & Alcohol Forums which Sharon is responsible for supporting.  The Forums include wide ranging membership from statutory and voluntary agencies, wider community interest groups, service users, carers and people with experience of recovery.  Forum Chairs (nominated representatives) have regular exchange meetings and produce annual action plans that contribute to the implementation of the Highland Strategy.

Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


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Meet the MacPhersons is a local media campaign that takes a family approach to tackling underage drinking. It is based on insight gathered from over 200 young people and 20 parents on the types of dilemmas families with teenagers are often faced with in relation to alcohol.

Meet the MacPhersons raises awareness of the influence that parental modelling, peer pressure and taking part in organised activities can have on a young person's decision to either drink or not drink. The adverse effects that underage drinking can have on the performance and health of young people and the detrimental impact on their life when parents drink too much, are also highlighted.

The campaign encourages families to consider the benefits of making positive choices that are less pro-alcohol. It provides lots of useful resources on ways to prevent and discuss alcohol use with teenagers and where to get help in the local area, if need be.


Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Information and resources for Young People, Parents & carers and Teachers on substance misuse.

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